The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
We anchor our life together in the historic expressions of the Christian faith known as the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed. In addition, the breadth of church history impacts our priorities, our practices, our mission, and our government. We trace our theological roots to the Reformed branch of Protestantism, outlined in the Belgic Confession (1561), the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), and the Westminster Standards (1646). We are part of the Presbyterian tradition, which provides us with a system of government and accountability. We have been Presbyterian since our founding in 1882 and part of the Presbyterian Church in America since 1982.
Being connected to the PCA means that we are not just a stand-alone church. We have historic connections to a confessional tradition as well as geographic connections with a Presbytery and General Assembly. This means that local and regional churches doing work together to establish Christian community.
As part of this connection, we serve alongside other like-minded churches in the area. If your neighborhood (e.g. home, job, school) is closer to one of these options, we would encourage you to check out:
New Song Community Church in Sandtown-Winchester
Faith Christian Fellowship in Pen Lucy
City Church Presbyterian in North Baltimore
City of Hope in Columbia
Our church is also affiliated with The Reformed Communion, a growing fellowship of pastors, church planters and congregations dedicated to cultivating unity and mission in the Church. The Reformed Communion has a passion for building and nurturing ministries of faithful presence. Members of the Reformed Communion believe that our communities need radically missional congregations rooted deeply in the rich soil of reformed catholicity.